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Posted: May 3, 2010, 07:39

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Bluffton, South Carolina
Sarah Stone
Admissions Director

Tulifinny is a new residential recovery management program for young women ages 13-18 who are struggling with variety of body image issues including eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder and low self esteem; emotional issues that include anxiety, depression and attachment disorders; academic problems, sexual trauma, family conflict, inappropriate or negative peer relationships and/or substance abuse issues.

Founder and Clinical Services and Outreach Director of Tulifinny is Debi Lynes, MS, LPC, and a PhD candidate. Debi founded Tulifinny in 2010. Ray Travaglione is the Chief Executive Officer
Ray is the founder of the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, the International Junior Golf Tour, Heritage Academy, and Kids Teaching Kids and Dr. Ravi Srivastava, MD, FAPA, FASAM is the Medical Director for Tulifinny. Memberships include the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, the American Counseling Association, and The Association for Addiction Professionals, EAGALA and Outdoor Industry Association. Accreditation is through The Heritage School at Tulifinny and meets the South Carolina Independent School Association's standards.

Each resident receives an individualized treatment plan that encompasses her psychological, biological, spiritual, educational and social goals by utilizing four core elements of the program which include 12 step recovery, life skills training, equine assisted therapy and adventure therapy, that may include kayaking, fishing, boating and trust exercises. In addition, each resident participates in individual, group and family therapies. Life skills trainings such as cooking, money management, goal setting, time management and nutrition and fitness are part of daily life at Tulifinny.

Situated on 43 rural acres, residents can wander through herb and flower gardens, through the Meditation Labyrinth or take in the nature of the Low Country, to journal, reflect and to heal.

[This information came from the Tulifinny website.]


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